November 27, 2020
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Child Support/Alimony

Non-custodial parents and employers can pay online with a credit card or direct debit from a bank account. Inquiry on a case’s payment history is also available online.

The child support division is the central governmental depository for child support and alimony payments. This office strictly handles payments to be made in Gulf County. Effective 10/1/99, there was a change in Florida’s Child Support Enforcement law as a result of both Federal and State mandates for the receipt and disbursement of support payments.

The Florida legislature passed Chapter 98-397, laws of Florida, (CS\CS\HB 271) which mandated the Department of Revenue to contract with the Florida Association of Court Clerks (FACC) and each depository to perform duties with respect to the operation and maintenance of a State Disbursement Unit (SDU). With the passage of Florida Statutes, section 61.1824, the Legislature established a centralized location for the collection and disbursement of child support payments known as the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (FLSDU). The FLSDU shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of payments for Holmes County.

Payments are to be mailed to:
State of Florida Central Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 8500
Tallahassee, FL 32314-8500

Payers will receive payment coupons from the CDU to mail in with your payment if you keep the Clerk’s office informed of your current address. If your support is being paid through an income deduction order, your employer will be notified to send the payments to the FLCDU, but feel free to share this notice with them.

Payees must keep the Clerk’s office informed of your current mailing address as checks are not forwarded.